November 27, 2017
California's high school graduation standards are weaker than what the UC and CSU systems expect, a new study says.
November 7, 2017
UC Santa Barbara researcher discusses high school dropouts, graduation rates and plans to study courses taken and grades earned to receive diplomas.
October 23, 2017
California Dropout Research Project director says a student's GPA and course selections are better indicators of college readiness than test scores.
October 20, 2017
In strategy shift, Gates Foundation to spend bulk of education dollars on 'locally driven solutions'
The foundation says it will spend $1.7 billion on K-12 education over the next five years, on local, regional and state networks, "big bets" on innovation, charter schools, and research and development.
October 12, 2017
Exam suspended in 2015 no longer required for graduation, now that state has adopted new Common Core standards and school accountability metrics.
October 4, 2017
A survey of California registered voters also shows strong support for school districts to devote more funds and resources to addressing the needs of the state’s most vulnerable students.
September 27, 2017
The findings indicate that these “dual enrollment” classes may be a new tool as California grapples with a looming shortage of college-educated workers.
September 26, 2017
The test’s content was dramatically changed last year to align much more closely with subject material taught in high school. Gaps among racial groups persist in California and nationally.
September 19, 2017
Faculty wants a one-year delay to discuss reforms that include dropping no-credit remedial classes and allowing students to fulfill math requirements that don't need Algebra II skills.
September 11, 2017
California’s community college students confront a series of frustrations as they navigate the path to a four-year degree, enduring confusing and sometimes contradictory policies that result in just a small share of students actually transferring to a Cal State or University of California campus, according to a new report.
August 25, 2017
California remains strongly committed to Common Core standards in math and English language arts, which focus on critical thinking and problem-solving. The standards have been adopted by more than 40 states.
August 23, 2017
Almost half of UC's incoming freshman are in the first generation in their families to attend a four-year college or university. UC is bolstering counseling and other support for those students to help them graduate.
August 21, 2017
California scored above the national average in reporting of college and career readiness data but there is still work to be done.
August 20, 2017
Statewide award recipient Lynda McGee was praised for her efforts to get low-income students into college. She says that some students should try to attend college away from home to have a better shot at finishing in four years.